• Short Summary

    Documentary covering the decisions surrounding the dropping of the first Atomic bomb on Hiroshima

  • Description

    Produced c. 1964

    Reel 3

    01:17:46 Prime Minister Clement Attlee, President Harry S. Truman and Joseph Stalin at the Potsdam Conference in 1945. (Also in shot is Russian Foreign Minister Molotov). Attlee at desk during Potsdam Conference, seated next to him is British Foreign Minister Ernest Bevin. Japanese Leader - Emperor Hirohito (?) signing paper. Aerial shots of American warship (Voice over talks about the cruiser Indianapolis). L/S Pacific island - Tinian (?) B 29 Superfortress waiting on ground. Military Policeman walks around American bomber. C/U covers placed around bomb bay doors to provide secrecy. Two U.S. airmen stand alongside the Enola Gay - the name is painted on the side of the plane. Aircrew put on parachutes in preparation for getting into the plane. Planes take off. Ludovic Kennedy talks to camera.

    01:19:34 American warship at sea. Japanese war leaders come on board USS Missouri. The signing of the Japanese surrender to General Douglas MacArthur. MacArthur speaks into microphone (SOF). Japanese representative sits down to sign the surrender. C/U MacArthur. Japanese representative gets up and walks away from table. His head is bowed. Japanese soldier then signs.

    01:27:36 President Truman writes document while surrounded by advisers. Ludovic Kennedy. Still - (?) Admiral Leahy (Paperwork says it is Stimson). Ludovic Kennedy. Scenes of English countryside. (Cows, pigs, chickens). Ludovic Kennedy. C/U of lens of film projector. L/V of Hiroshima after rebuilding. Man stands in silence at Hiroshima memorial. More scenes of Hiroshima and Japanese people. Children clapping and playing. Japanese woman at memorial. End credits run. An Associated British-Pathe Production.

    Note: This documentary asks some questions about the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Paperwork includes shotlist.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2733.02
    Media URN:
    80480
    Group:
    Documentaries
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1945
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:08:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:46:00 / 01:26:30:00
    Canister:
    DOCS

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